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A Divina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado

Os MutantesAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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When the members of the legendary "Tropicalia" band Os Mutantes took the stage before an audience of thousands at the Hollywood bowl a few years back, it seemed one of the greatest secrets in modern music was finally out. The seminal band whose ethereal absurdist pop music had inspired so many prominent musicians since their breakup decades before, were back. This time the world ... Read more in Amazon's Os Mutantes Store

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  • Audio CD (February 23, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Omplatten/Forced Exposure
  • ASIN: B00000IABN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,620 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ando Meio Desligado
2. Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor
3. Ave, Lucifer
4. Desculpe, Babe
5. Hey Boy
6. Meu Refrigerador Nao Funciona
7. Preciso Urgentemente Encontrar Um Amigo
8. Chao De Estrelas
9. Jogo De Calcada
10. Haleluia
11. Oh! Mulher Infiel

Editorial Reviews

Os Mutantes's third album finds them growing both more sophisticated and, at times, sillier. The funky "Ando Meio Desligado" ("I Walk Disconnected," a love song full of pot-influenced imagery) gives the record its subtitle. Along with "Quem Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor" and the instrumental "Oh! Mulher Infiel," it shows the group becoming more comfortable with the harder-rocking side of its music. Other highlights of this often brilliant record include the gorgeous "Desculpe, Baby," the anthemic chant "Haleluia," and a Zappa-style doo-wop parody, "Hey Boy." --Rickey Wright

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible August 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
While Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil spearheaded the so-called Brazilian Tropicalista movement of the late 1960's with their unique blends of traditional Brazilian musics, the most extreme example of this movement were Os Mutantes, whos's fusion of musics made them sound like Burt Bacharach on acid grooving on an endless bossa nova with the Beatles. There's no good way to describe the brilliance of this band, so that's the best I can muster.
By late 1969, the brothers Baptista (Sergio-guitar,vocals; Arnaldo-keyboards,vocals,Rita's boyfriend) and vocalist Rita Lee had seen a quick collapse of the core of the movement they shared in, as founders Gil and Veloso were arrested and deported from Brazil. They were also on the government's hit list due to their obvious support of the movement, and by 1969, they had gone into hiding, living by themselves. The living was similar to that of Love in 1967-8 LA- decidedly weird and heavily drug laden.
From this period came "A Divinia Comedia...", their 3rd album, and by far, my favorite Mutantes lp. A glorious blend of schmaltzy bossa nova mixed with British invasion-esque sensibilities in 1 song, pure fuzzed/freaked out psychedelia the next, surrealist painting the following, the lp does not suffer from predictability, to be sure. Nor does it suffer from sub-par musicianship. Sergio shines on this lp, showing off his increasingly virtuoso guitar playing, whether on ballads like "Desculpe, Baby" or on out n out freak outs like the lp's finale, "Oh! Mulher Infiel," a sonic blitzkreig of scary proportions. Arnaldo's organ riffs throughout the lp range from sinister to perfectly tasty- all perfect within the context of the tracks.
From start to finish, "A Divinia Comedia..
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just look at the cover art - you know this is good. November 4, 1999
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This is my favorite Os Mutantes album, but I'll be damned if you can wrestle "Mutantes" from me. Sure, you could compare them to the beatles or the who, big influences for them, but os mutantes are younger, more playful, better musicians, and generally just a lot more fun. These guys (and gal) are the best psychedelic rock band of all time, hands down (much as I love syd barrett-floyd, they had a few duds - pow r toc h springs to mind.. plus, some of the best songs he ever turned out, scream thy last scream, vegetable man, apples and oranges, can't legally be found on CD). buy this album, buy "mutantes," if you don't like them, email me and we can arrange for you to come to my house and beat me to death, for i will have lost my faith in mankind. oh, bartelby. oh, the humanity.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa man January 12, 2002
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This is a GREAT album! One of my all time favorites! Whenever I want to show off my music collection, I grab this one and blast it. The Mutantes shift gears at lighting speed, everywhere from krazy rock 'n roll fiasco to creepy carnival music with nutty sound effects. This is one of the most MANIC albums that I've ever hoid'. They are extraordinarily creative on so many levels: song-writing, performance, recording, post-production, etc... My fav Mutantes album and one of my over all favs of all time. Twelve thumbs up!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The first of three unforgettable albuns April 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The main song ("Ando meio desligado") was the success in which the group became transcendental to a whole Brazilian youth generation, and is still reminded down here. Its melody was inspired partially on the bass accords of the song "Time of the Season", played by The Zombies, an English band. But this album marked their maturity age as musicians. Songs as "Desculpe, babe" (sang by younger brother Sergio, known then and further as one of the most brilliant jazz and rock guitar man ever born in Brazil), "Haleluia" (inspired by the play "Hair"), the instrumental "Oh! Mulher infiel", the bluesy "Meu refrigerador nao funciona" (in what Rita Lee sings inspired on Janis's Monterey Festival "Ball and Chain" performance), "Hey boy", "Quem tem medo de brincar de amor" and the good "Jogo de Calcada". This album also marked the first of three albuns with the classic formation: Arnolpho "Liminha" Lima Filho (bass) and Ronaldo "Dinho" Leme (drums) have joined the brothers Baptista and Rita Lee Jones to start definitively a new age of the Brazilian Rock Music. And, yes, it was just in the end of the sixties, can you believe?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Transition record September 14, 2004
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This record marks the transition of the band from their psychedelic Sgt.Pepper's-like sound of their early years into the sound of the 70's, heavier and more complex. The band would end up doing prog-rock in the late 70's and the first signs of it can be seen in a couple of songs. Let me correct the translation of the title: "Ando meio Desligado" means "I've been a little disconected", but the band's English version for the title song, present in the album Technicolor, is "I've been a little spaced out", showing what the original title really meant. The highest moment of this record is the hilarious mockery of Janis Joplin "O meu refrigerador nao funciona" ("My refrigerator doesn't work"). Check it out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and, believe me, clean January 8, 2004
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This record is really something else. I'm not going to repeat every word written in the early reviews, they're all right in my opinion, but as a brazilian and born ten minute far from their neighborhood, I feel the duty to tell you, just for the most curious, that there were no drugs in this specific moment (1970). Ya, this extremely psychedelic and transcendent album was written and played with no external influence!!! Genious stuff!!!
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